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Etna Nature and Flavors Half-Day Tour from Catania

  • Vehicle transit and hotel pickup and drop-off make getting around simple

  • Discover Mt. Etna up close, and explore the volcano’s lava caves

  • All necessary equipment is included

Etna Nature and Flavors Half-Day Tour from Catania
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This tour makes it easier than ever to get up close and personal with Mt. Etna: Europe’s highest active volcano, and one of Sicily’s most visible landmarks. Journey to Rifugio Sapienza, at Etna’s base, before your trek; all equipment is included, and an add-on journey to its crater is available (own expense). Next, explore the volcano’s lava caves before stopping at an area farm for a sampling of local products.

What to Expect
Our guide will pick you up from your hotel and, on the way up to Rifugio Sapienza (1920 mamsl), you will stop in certain view points. You will receive all the information you need about the history and the territory of the volcano. Visit the sites of the last eruptions and the old Silvestri Craters.

From Rifugio Sapienza, you will be able to choose to continue the journey by doing some trekking on one of the nature paths of “Parco dell’Etna”, up to 2000m. If you wish to buy the Etna high altitude option, you will reach 2504 meters by cable car and you will then continue with special 4x4 minibuses and arrive at Torre del Filosofo, (2900 meters). From here it will be possible to admire the great Central crater, the South-East crater and the historical lava flows that characterize the landscape of Etna, in a scenery stretching right down to the sea. With the alpinist guides (which speak Italian and English) you will visit the places where the life of the volcano flourishes, in full safety. You will return to Rifugio Sapienza by minibus and cable car.

You will then explore a lava cave with helmets and torches. Before returning to the hotel, you will stop at a famous organic farm, in Zafferana, for a delicious sampling of honey, wine, oil and other typical products.
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Reviewed 6 days ago
Great Etna experience with Salvo and Etna tribe

Did this tour earlier this summer. Pick up from the bus station went without a hitch. We were in a lovely small group. Salvo was very knowledgeable and gave us lots of information during the drive out to Etna itself. When you arrive at the...More

Thank RebelRedinCork
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Salve Salvo! Etna at sunset - a science fiction story.

Within the academic fifteen minutes we were picked up at our hotel by Salvo (Salvatore Sangiorgi) for our Etna tour. He speaks three languages fluently and drives us safely to our first stop. Equipment such as helmets and shoes is packed and ready for our...More

1  Thank Peterkommader
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Fantastic trip 🌋

We were lucky to have Simone Pulvirenti as our guide for the Etna tour. He was not only a well informed and sympathetic guide he was also young and handsome 😉... (Sorry ladies but he already has a girlfriend) Great experience, beautiful view and exciting...More

Thank Lizzy M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Etnatribe 1/2 day tour with Erminia Mantle

Excellent tour, Erminia the tour guide made it very friendly and interesting. The group were very friendly and soon found common interests. The trek was conducted at our pace and Erminia was on hand with nuggets of information. The visit to the local producer on...More

1  Thank Lee K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Beautiful day on Etna with knowledgeable and friendly guide

A great way to spend the day. My guide Nando picked me up at the hotel right on time, and we headed over to Mount Etna with 4 other visitors in the comfortable MPV. He brought us to an old cave originally formed by volcanic...More

Thank domylee
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